1 Timothy Chapter 4
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Matthew Henry's 1 Timothy Chapter 4 Bible commentary...
Of departures from the faith that began already to appear. (1-5) Several directions, with motives for due discharge of duties. (6-16)1-5 The Holy Spirit, both in the Old and the New Testament, spoke of a general turning from the faith of Christ, and the pure worship of God. This should come during the Christian dispensation, for those are called the latter days. False teachers forbid as evil what God has allowed, and command as a duty what he has left indifferent. We find exercise for watchfulness and self-denial, in attending to the requirements of God's law, without being tasked to imaginary duties, which reject what he has allowed. But nothing justifies an intemperate or improper use of things; and nothing will be good to us, unless we seek by prayer for the Lord's blessing upon it.
6-10 Outward acts of self-denial profit little. What will it avail us to mortify the body, if we do not mortify sin? No diligence in mere outward things could be of much use. The gain of godliness lies much in the promise; and the promises to godly people relate partly to the life that now is, but especially to the life which is to come: though we lose for Christ, we shall not lose by him. If Christ be thus the Saviour of all men, then much more will he be the Rewarder of those who seek and serve him; he will provide well for those whom he has made new creatures.
11-16 Men's youth will not be despised, if they keep from vanities and follies. Those who teach by their doctrine, must teach by their life. Their discourse must be edifying; their conversation must be holy; they must be examples of love to God and all good men, examples of spiritual-mindedness. Ministers must mind these things as their principal work and business. By this means their profiting will appear in all things, as well as to all persons; this is the way to profit in knowledge and grace, and also to profit others. The doctrine of a minister of Christ must be scriptural, clear, evangelical, and practical; well stated, explained, defended, and applied. But these duties leave no leisure for wordly pleasures, trifling visits, or idle conversation, and but little for what is mere amusement, and only ornamental. May every believer be enabled to let his profiting appear unto all men; seeking to experience the power of the gospel in his own soul, and to bring forth its fruits in his life.
Moses Johnson's 1 Timothy Chapter 4 comment about verse 10 on 2/17/2014, 11:39pm...
Define both Who is both
Kingsley's 1 Timothy Chapter 4 comment about verse 8 on 2/06/2014, 10:57am...
just as physical exercise is profitable to the body in that it helps us remain healthy and strong, so also is spiritual exercise. studying the word, having a deep fellowship with the holy spirit, exercising dominion over the flesh, constant worship, and much more other spiritual exercises not hold promises for the after life, but it is key to enjoying all the promises of God in Christ Jesus here on the earth. "but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come".
Pearl LVM's 1 Timothy Chapter 4 comment about verse 12 on 1/30/2014, 5:57am...
In our youth as we've accepted Christ , Man shall not reduce our faith , in our spiritual walk with Him through what He has planned for us. Let be in mind too be like Christ.
Brianna's 1 Timothy Chapter 4 comment about verse 11 on 1/16/2014, 5:40pm...
Preaching is a necessary part of a Christian's worship. Jesus preached, the apostles preached, disciples preached, timothy preached, apostle Paul preached, etc. etc. etc.
Yet so few Christians actually preach, make a sincere effort to share the bible's message. Jehovah's witnesses certainly take this admonish to preach seriously.
MAY,MEDON's 1 Timothy Chapter 4 comment about verse 12 on 11/30/2013, 9:22am...
PAUL ENCOURAGES TIMOTHY HERE TO LIVE AN EXAMPLARY LIFE BECAUSE AS AYOUTH,THEREARE SO MANY WAYS THAT YOUR LIFE CAN BE MEANINGFUL AND USEFUL TO GOD AND HIS KINGDOM.MANY YOUNG PEOPLE DID EXPLOITS IN GOD'S NAME..AND THEY GREW UPWITH GREATLIVES E.G.SAMUEL,DAVID
Phillip Stephens's 1 Timothy Chapter 4 comment on 11/28/2013, 5:24pm...
1Timothy 4 is about doctrines of devils. These doctrines consist of people teaching preachers shouldn't marry or follow the laws of God in Leviticus 11 & Deuteronomy 14 on our diet. I continue to see people saying 1Timothy 4:1-5 is saying our God is saying a preacher shouldn't marry and it's ok to eat things God call unclean and forbids. Would someone please show me where Yahweh says this? The people that assume this, are you saying Yahweh is a devil? 1Timothy 4:1-3 is very clear the doctrine of forbidding to marry and to obtain from foods God sets aside in His word are doctrines of devils. Is Yahweh a devil? Is His Holy Word a doctrine of devils?
Joshua maingi's 1 Timothy Chapter 4 comment about verse 12 on 11/13/2013, 2:42am...
timothy was submissive and teachable ,lived a blameless life with everyone
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